Police arrest Irish fugitive Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch in front of diners at Costa del Sol restaurant – .

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Police arrest Irish fugitive Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch in front of diners at Costa del Sol restaurant – .


It’s the dramatic moment when armed police finally pounce on a notorious Irish fugitive as he prepares to order a meal at a Spanish restaurant.

Images released by the Civil Guard on Tuesday showed police officers in disguise as tourists approached Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch’s table as he had dinner with a female companion in Fuengirola, Spain, before handcuffing and handcuffing him. take him away.

The arrest took place at a crowded restaurant as the 58-year-old Dubliner – who has been on the run for five years and is wanted for the 2016 David Byrne murder – examined a menu on the Costa del Sol. station on Thursday August 12.

It’s the dramatic moment when armed police pounce on a fugitive as he prepares to order a meal at a Spanish restaurant with a female companion

Police video began with officers wearing shorts and t-shirts approaching Hutch to detain him on a European arrest warrant before one of them showed him his ID card. ‘identity.

He is currently in detention in Madrid and faces extradition to Ireland on charges of the attack on Regency airport in February 2016 in which David Byrne, a partner in the Kinahan cartel, was killed.

The veteran criminal was caught in a special operation by the guard and Spanish police who tracked the phones he was using on the run, according to DublinLive.

The notorious criminal is believed to have earned up to 40 million euros through serious criminal activity, including armed robberies.

Hutch, who was wearing black shorts, a green t-shirt and sneakers, was then handcuffed and taken to the restaurant’s bathroom in front of shocked passers-by.

Images released by the Civil Guard on Tuesday showed undercover cops dressed as tourists capturing Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch, 58, of Dublin, in Fuengirola, Spain on August 12

Police video began with officers wearing shorts and t-shirts approaching Hutch to detain him under a European arrest warrant before one of them showed him his ID card. 'identity.

Police video began with officers wearing shorts and t-shirts approaching Hutch to detain him under a European arrest warrant before one of them showed him his ID card. ‘identity.

He was forced to sit on a toilet seat as officers checked his personal belongings before analyzing his driver’s license against a passport he was carrying.

He was then escorted out of the toilet and through the restaurant before being taken to a waiting police car.

A uniformed Garda was clearly visible in police footage as he was filmed walking down the street leading to a patrol car behind Hutch.

The footage showed that the Garda had participated in the arrest of the fugitive, although it was Spanish officers who handcuffed him.

The restaurant where Hutch was being held has not been named, although video released by police shows it to be near a clothing store called Loca de Amor.

It is understood that he used multiple burner phones, unregistered devices purchased under a false name, while on the Costa Del Sol.

The footage showed that the Garda had participated in the arrest of the fugitive, although it was Spanish officers who handcuffed him.

The footage showed that the Garda had participated in the arrest of the fugitive, although it was Spanish officers who handcuffed him.

Electronic monitoring of phone calls he has made and received from Ireland since his disappearance in April has been a key part of the investigation into his location.

Although he used unregistered phones, Gardai was still able to establish that he was in control of the handsets.

They analyzed phones linked to associates in Ireland with whom he was in contact while on the run.

A specialized technical guard then established the locations where the phones were being used, and the Guardia Civil then dispatched specialized hunters from the Madrid-based UCO unit to the area.

The technology is so precise that the locations where phones are used can be traced just a few hundred yards away.

Nicknamed “The Monk” for his own life, he got involved in serious organized crime but insisted he never sold drugs, according to The Irish Mirror.

The veteran criminal was caught in a special operation by Gardai and Spanish police who tracked the phones he was using on the run

The veteran criminal was caught in a special operation by Gardai and Spanish police who tracked the phones he was using on the run

A specialized technical guard established the locations where the phones were used, before he was found and arrested in the area.

A specialized technical guard established the locations where the phones were used, before he was found and arrested in the area.

He was convicted between 1970 and 1983, but although he was repeatedly questioned about various crimes, he was never subsequently convicted.

Gardai still believes he is the man behind the £ 1.7million theft from a Securicor CIT van in Marino Mart, north Dublin, in 1987.

They are also certain that he orchestrated the heist of the Brinks Allied depot in Clonshaugh in 1995, £ 3million was stolen.

Overall, investigators believed he had raised as much as 40 million euros through his criminal activities, but pulled out of the underworld with cash and a large real estate portfolio.

Her brother, three nephews and two buddies were killed at the hands of the Kinahan cartel, after her nephew Gary Hutch rose in their ranks.

Daniel Kinahan refused to return Gary the money he invested in the cartel’s drug operations and it was alleged that a hitman Hutch was hired to kill Kinahan in Spain in 2014.

Overall, investigators believed he had raised as much as 40 million euros through his criminal activities and left the underworld with money and a large real estate portfolio before the coup of 2016.

Overall, investigators believed he had raised as much as 40 million euros through his criminal activities and left the underworld with cash and a large real estate portfolio before the coup of 2016.

He was forced to sit on a toilet seat as officers checked his personal effects before scanning his driver's license against a passport he was carrying

He was forced to sit on a toilet seat as officers checked his personal effects before scanning his driver’s license against a passport he was carrying

Instead, innocent boxer Jamie Moore was killed and it was agreed that € 200,000 would be paid to the cartel as compensation for the mistake.

But in September 2015, Gary Hutch returned to southern Spain and was shot dead by Kinahan hitman James Quinn.

In retaliation, gunmen stormed the Regency Hotel in an attempt to kill Daniel Kinahan during a boxing weigh-in on February 5, 2016, but instead his close associate Byrne was shot dead.

Just three days after the murder, Gerry’s brother Eddie, a 58-year-old taximan, was shot dead, along with friends. Noel ‘Kingsize’ Duggan et Noel Kirwan.

Gerry’s two nephews, Gareth Hutch and Derek Coakley Hutch, were also later killed in a feud that left 18 people dead.

He is currently in detention in Madrid and faces extradition to Ireland on charges of the attack on Regency airport in February 2016 in which David Byrne, a partner in the Kinahan cartel, was killed.

He is currently in detention in Madrid and faces extradition to Ireland on charges of the attack on Regency airport in February 2016 in which David Byrne, a partner in the Kinahan cartel, was killed.

A uniformed Garda was clearly visible in police footage as he was filmed walking down the street leading to a patrol car behind Hutch

A uniformed Garda was clearly visible in police footage as he was filmed walking down the street leading to a patrol car behind Hutch

Hutch – who was at the top of the Kinahan Cartel’s murder list – has fled across Europe for the past five years.

A Civil Guard spokesperson, confirming the man arrested was Gerry Hutch, and admitted he was detained after he went missing from his first asshole in the Canary Islands in April.

The spokesperson said: “The agents focused on the people in his immediate circle on the Costa del Sol, which allowed us to discover that he lived there and had a rescue network that provided him with everything. what he needed to stay hidden.

“He was eventually located in the center of Fuengirola and placed under surveillance until he left the accommodation on April 12 and wandered through the crowded streets of the resort town to a well-known restaurant where he was being held. . “

Police said his hiding place was searched the next day.

The Civil Guard said in its statement: “The arrested man was brought to justice before his appearance before the Audiencia Nacional court in Madrid. ”

He has his first hearing before an extradition judge on Saturday. If he opposes the extradition, another hearing will be held in the coming months.

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